Few Good Men, A

Few Good Men, A quotes

86 total quotes (ID: 209)

Capt. Jack Ross
Col. Nathan R. Jessep
Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway
Lt. Col. Matthew Markinson
Lt. Daniel Kaffee
Lt. Sam Weinberg


"I strenuously object?" Is that how it works? Hmm? "Objection." "Overruled." "No, no. I strenuously object." "Oh. You strenuously object. Then I'll take some time and reconsider."


Barnes: I've got some camouflage jackets in the Jeep, sirs, I suggest you both put them on.
Kaffee: Camouflage jackets?
Barnes: Yes sir, we'll be riding pretty close to the fence line. The Cubans see an officer wearing white, they think it might be someone they'd wanna take a shot at.
Kaffee: Good call, Sam.

C.O.: It seems important to Division that this one be handled by the book, so I'm assigning co-counsel. Any volunteers? [Stares at Weinberg]
Weinberg: No! Sir, I've got a pile of papers on my desk about a mile high!
C.O.: Work with Kaffee on this.
Weinberg: Doing what? Kaffee will have this done in about four days.
C.O.: Doing various administrative things. Backup. Whatever.
Weinberg: In other words, I have no responsibilities here whatsoever.
C.O.: Right.
Weinberg: My kind of case.

Capt. West: Commander Galloway, why don't you get yourself a cup of coffee?
Galloway: Thank you, sir, I'm fine.
Capt. West: Commander, I'd like you to leave the room so we can talk about you behind your back.
Galloway: Certainly, sir.

Dawson: Do you think we were right?
Kaffee: I think you would lose.
Dawson: [to Kaffee] You're such a coward. I can't believe they let you wear a uniform.

Galloway: [crisply, after Kaffee's risen prematurely to leave] You're dismissed.
Kaffee: [pause] I always forget that part.

Galloway: Are you planning on doing any investigating, or are you just gonna take the guided tour?
Kaffee: I'm pacing myself.

Galloway: Danny, I--
Kaffee: I know what you're gonna say. You don't have to. We've had our differences, I said some things I didn't mean, you said some things you didn't mean, but you're glad I stuck with the case. And if you've gained a certain respect for me over the last three weeks, well, of course I'm happy about that, but we don't have to make a whole big deal out of it. If you like me, I won't make you say it.
Galloway: I was just going to tell you to wear matching socks tomorrow.
Kaffee: Okay. Good tip.

Galloway: I'm just wondering if you've ever heard the term "Code Red".
Jessep: I've heard the term, yes.
Galloway: This past February you received a cautionary memo from the Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet, warning that the practice of enlisted men disciplining their own wasn't to be condoned by officers.
Jessep: Well, I submit to you that whoever wrote that memo has never faced the working end of a Soviet-made Cuban AK-47 assault rifle. However, the directive having come from the commander, I gave it its due attention. What is your point, Jo?
Kaffee: She has no point. She often has no point, sir. It's part of her charm.
Galloway: My point is that I think Code Reds still go on down here.

Galloway: It's my feeling that if this case is handled in the same fast-food slick-ass Persian bazaar manner with which you seem to handle everything else, then something's gonna get missed. And I wouldn't be doing my job if I allowed Dawson and Downey to spend any more time in prison than is absolutely necessary because their attorney has predetermined the path of least resistance!
Kaffee: Wow! I'm sexually aroused, Commander.

Galloway: Lieutenant Kendrick, do you think Private Santiago was murdered?
Kendrick: Commander, I believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ, and because I do, I can say this. Private Santiago is dead, and that is a tragedy. But he is dead because he had no code. He is dead because he had no honor. And God was watching.
Weinberg: How do you feel about that theory?
Kaffee: Sounds good. Let's move on.

Galloway: Lieutenant, how long have you been in the Navy?
Kaffee: Going on nine months now.
Galloway: And how long have you been out of law school?
Kaffee: A little over a year.
Galloway: I see.
Kaffee: Have I done something wrong?
Galloway: No, it's just that when I petitioned Division to have counsel assigned, I was hoping to be taken seriously.
Kaffee: No offense taken, in case you were wondering.
Weinberg: Commander, Lieutenant Kaffee is generally considered the best litigator in our office. He's successfully plea-bargained forty-four cases in nine months.
Kaffee: One more and I get a set of steak knives.

Galloway: Listen, I came to make peace. We got off on the wrong foot. What do you say, friends?
Kaffee: I, uh--
Galloway: By the way, I brought Downey some comic books he was asking for. The kid, Kaffee, I swear he doesn't know where he is. He doesn't even know why he's been arrested!
Kaffee: Commander--
Galloway: You can call me Joanne.
Kaffee: Joanne.
Galloway: Or Jo.
Kaffee: Jo?
Galloway: Yes.
Kafee: Jo, if you ever speak to a client of mine again without my permission, I'll have you disbarred. Friends?

Galloway: Tell your friend not to get cute down there, the Marines at Gitmo are fanatical.
Weinberg: Fanatical about what?
Galloway: About being Marines.

Galloway: We'll go to Randolph in the morning and ask for a continuance--24 hours.
Kaffee: Why?
Galloway: To subponea Colonel Jessep.
Kaffee: No
Galloway: Just listen for a second... Just hear me out...
Kaffee: No, I won't listen and I won't hear you out. Your passion is compelling, Jo; it's also useless. Lowden Downey needed a trial lawyer today.
Galloway: You're chickenshit. You're gonna use what happened today as an excuse to give up.
Kaffee: It's over. What possible good would come from putting Jessep on the stand?
Galloway: He ordered the Code red on Santiago.
Kaffee: He DID? That's great, and of course you have proof of this, right? Oh, I'm sorry, I keep forgetting you were sick the day they taught law at law school.
Galloway: You put him on the stand and you get it from him.
Kaffee: Oh, we get it from him, yes! Colenel Jessep, isn't it true that you ordered the Code red on Santiago?
Sam: Look, we're all a little--
Kaffee: [imitates buzzer] I'm sorry, your time's run out. What do we have for the losers, judge? Well, for our defendants it's a lifetime at exotic Fort Levenworth, and for Defense Council Kaffee, it's a court martial, yes... After falsly accusing a highly-decorated Marine officer of conspiracy and perjury, Lt. Kaffee will have a long and prosperous career teaching typewriter maitenance at the rocko club and school for women. Thank you for playing "Now Should We or Should We Not Follow the Advice of the Galactically Stupid?!". [throws a stack of papers off the table]
Galloway: I'm sorry I lost your set of steak knives.